Phase 3 Latest Information

Throughout the project, we will be providing updates on the progress of the project. Check back for the latest information. If you would like to be added to our construction updates, please provide your contact information on the Contact Us page.


Residents with questions can contact:

Brigitte Berger, PE (Village Director of Public Works and Engineering) at or 847-853-7500

Darren Olson, PE (Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.) at or 847-823-0500
Lisa Brock, P.E. (RHMG Engineers), Phase 3 Project Liaison, at or 847-323-3602

May 2022

April 2022

NSP Stage 2 Coming Soon!

 Berger Excavating will being mobilizing on Schiller on May 2.  Early construction activities include tree protection, tree pruning, signage and construction layout.  Excavation for the new storm sewer could begin as early as May 5 or 6, weather permitting.  The construction will start at Hunter and proceed east.  For questions on Stage 2 activities, please contact Lisa Brock, Project Liaison, 847-323-3602, or Bill Schultz, Resident Engineer, 847-417-7052,

NSP Stage 2 Coming Soon!

 The second stage of the stormwater project will begin on Schiller Avenue on May 2.  The project team will drop off additional information to impacted homes next week. 


Washington and Highland Avenues Construction Progress Update

Work on Washington continues to be delayed as a result of a conflict with AT&T.  A contractor for AT&T will be on-site Monday to excavate their copper line and move it out of the way in preparation for the sewer work. Work on Highland will begin on Monday with pavement removal followed by excavating and setting manholes at the east end. School District 39 buses will be rerouted away from Highland starting Monday, April 11th.

Washington and Highland Avenues Construction Progress Update

The contractor saw cut pavement and delivered equipment and materials in anticipation of construction starting next week. On Monday, April 4th the contractor will perform root pruning and finish the saw cutting. Excavation work will begin on Tuesday, April 5th.  School District 39 buses will be rerouted away from Highland starting Monday, April 11th.

March 2022

Washington and Highland Avenues Construction Progress Update

  • Comcast did not complete the fiber optic line on Washington this week due to inclement weather. 

  • They plan to complete the line installation early next week, followed by installation of the new individual service lines.

  • Please note that Comcast plans to perform the service line connections at night to avoid outages. 

  • The Village’s contractor plans to start work on storm sewers on Washington April 4th, presuming all Comcast work has been completed.

  • School District 39 buses will be rerouted away from Highland starting Monday, April 11th, after spring break. 

Project Update - 2/11/2022

Prior to the March 1st start of Stage 1 of the NSP - Phase 3 project, Nicor and ComEd continue working to upgrade, add or relocate gas and electric facilities in the neighborhood around Thornwood Park.



This week, Nicor completed installation of new gas mains on Beechwood and Washington and began gas main installation on Hunter and Greenwood. New gas service installation is underway on Washington and will begin next week on Beechwood. Gas service work on Hunter and Greenwood will begin after the gas main work is complete.


Nicor distributed a notice to residents that will have their gas services impacted by this work. No gas service outages are planned except on the day that each resident will have their new service connected. Nicor will contact residents directly to schedule the service transfer work.  


If you have questions about the gas service transfers, please call Lisa or Brigitte. 



ComEd has already installed cable on Thornwood Avenue for the new electric service to the Thornwood Park pump station to be constructed this summer. ComEd is scheduled to complete the service line work over spring break to avoid a necessary outage at Harper while school is in session.  


Next week, ComEd’s subcontractor, Intren, will begin work along Hunter from Elmwood to north of Thornwood, to relocate a cable. They will also start work later next week on the relocation of the utility pole at the southwest corner of Hunter and Thornwood. Residents along Hunter will receive a notice directly from ComEd, due to be mailed Feb. 11th. No power outages are planned during this work. 


Sidewalk and Parkway Restoration

The Village will work with Nicor and ComEd to coordinate the appropriate method of restoration for any impacted sidewalks and parkways. Sidewalks and parkways scheduled to be replaced in the ensuing weeks as part of the stormwater project will be made safe and accessible in the interim. 

January 2022



Neighbors impacted by the project are invited to join the project team for one-on-one remote meetings to be held on Tuesday,

February 8 from 10:00 AM to noon and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.   To RSVP and reserve your time slot, please contact Georgia Mihalopoulos at 847.853.7601 or

The Village is happy to announce that the Phase 3 Construction contract was awarded to Berger Excavating.  This is the same contractor that completed the Phase 1 Project at Community Playfield.  Construction is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2022.  More information will be provided to residents in the area, including the opportunity for in-person and virtual meetings with the Village and engineers.  See the Resources Page for more information regarding the contract award.

August 2021

Save the Date

September 8, 2021

Resident Meeting for Phase 3 of the Neighborhood Storage Project at Thornwood Park Project

Residents are invited to attend the third public meeting for Phase 3 of the Neighborhood Storage Project to be held on Wednesday, September 8 at Thornwood Park. The meeting is an open house, so please feel free to visit our tent in the park anytime between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  


Planned for 2022, Phase 3 includes construction of an underground stormwater storage reservoir at Thornwood Park and neighborhood storm sewer improvements. 

June 2021

June 7, 2021

Resident Meeting Exhibits

May 2021

Save the Date

June 7, 2021

Neighborhood Storage Project - Phase 3 at Thornwood Park

Please join staff and consultants to discuss Phase 3 of the Neighborhood Storage Project at Thornwood Park and get all of your questions answered.  To help ensure the safety of project staff and residents, the meeting will be held in several small groups. Please RSVP to let us know your time preference.


What:  Neighborhood Meeting in Thornwood Park

When:  Monday, June 7, 2021

Time:  4 PM to 6 PM


Format:  Small group meetings of 20 people or less scheduled in 20-minute increments

RSVP: or 847.853.7500

March 2021

A virtual public meeting to discuss the project and obtain resident feedback prior to detailed design has been scheduled for March 24th at 6:30pm via zoom.  Please follow the link below to register for the event.


When:  March 24, 2021 - 6:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic:  Wilmette Neighborhood Storage Project: Thornwood Park and Associated Storm Sewers - Initial Public Meeting


Register in Advance for this Webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Final Presentation and Q & A:

Phase 3 Thornwood Park Presentation - March 24, 2021:

January 2021

This Phase of the project is currently under design. Please sign up for updates under the Contact Us page if you would like to be included on design updates. The project schedule is included on the Phase 3 Resources page

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Village of Wilmette

Neighborhood Storage Project